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Psychosis in the Family : the Journey of a Psychotherapist and Mother (Paperback)

Author: Love, Janet C.

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Psychosis in the Family is a book written not just by a professional transpersonal psychotherapist but by someone who has walked the heartrending path and experienced the psychological trauma of loving someone in psychosis; psychosis which still remains the ?greatest taboo? in society today, together with its implicit diagnosis of a lifelong sentence of medication and no cure.

The 21st century has seen a significant shift among us to take more responsibility for our illnesses through being able to access unlimited information on diagnoses and treatments through the Internet. To date, severe mental illness has been a particularly closed book, with only psychiatrists and mental health professionals professing to know its secrets and mysteries. In particular, psychosis has been a subject which for centuries has lain behind the locked doors of the experts just as the severely mentally ill have been hidden away from the public eye in locked wards.

This book is in the main a personal and moving narrative of a mother looking to help her son avoid a lifelong sentence of medication while trying to research holistic resources and alternative approaches for treatment while negotiating the vagaries of the mental health system. It is often a tale of despair and frustration, yet also gives a compassionate voice. Transpersonal and transgenerational psychotherapeutic insights back up the personal narrative. It includes an accessible inquiry into how unconscious forces influence our mind, our bodies and the entire family system. Its hypothesis is that if we cannot understand our own unconscious responses how can we understand those of our loved ones in psychotic episodes? This is a highly readable, provocative weave of story and theory, one of the great untold stories of our time.


Publisher Karnac Books
Mfg Part# 9781855755208
SKU 211310029
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1855755203
Release Date 8/5/2009
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